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The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.

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Microsoft Teams Sprawl: What It Is and How Partners Can Fix It

Microsoft Teams is having its boom period and the remote-work revolution is driving it. But for many organizations, that hasn't been without its downsides.

2021 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

Migrating to Windows 11: Microsoft Partner Zinstall on What You Need To Know

Windows 11 has a few potential uprade catches. Zinstall's Tony Bergman describes what you should know, from 32-bit migrations to hardware requirements.

The Post-Pandemic Channel: A 'Boom Period' for M&A

Channel expert Mike Harvath says the pandemic has created a "perfect storm" for consolidation among partner companies -- especially for firms that have embraced remote work.

Microsoft Partner Nerdio Talks Windows 365 and Cloud PC

Microsoft's upcoming desktop-as-a-service offering is "nothing but opportunity" for partners, according to Vadim Vladimirskiy, Nerdio's founder and CEO.

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Q&A: What Microsoft Viva Means for Partners and the SharePoint Community

With Microsoft Viva applications rolling out, VisualSP's Asif Rehmani shares his take on how the platform could impact SharePoint users and Microsoft partners.

Microsoft's Top 350 U.S. Partners

Who are the best Microsoft U.S. partners? You'll find them in this list of the top 350 Microsoft partners, from global systems integrators to data specialists to regional operators.

CES 2021 Gallery: Windows OEMs Drive Connectivity and Productivity Home

A virtual event this year, CES 2021 provided a snapshot of how PC makers are meeting the most pressing demands of remote users.

CES 2020 Gallery: Microsoft's Hardware Partners Redefine the PC

Eight standouts from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, where Microsoft OEM partners bent (sometimes literally) the rules of the traditional Windows PC as we know it.

CES 2019: As Windows Users Evolve, So Does the PC

A gallery of the most interesting Windows 10 offerings from this year's event.

2018 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

From mega-conferences like Microsoft Inspire and VMworld to more niche partner meet-ups, we've got your 2018 conference schedule covered.

Marching Orders 2018: Guidance for Microsoft Partners from the Experts

Tips for managing the Microsoft relationship, for women in the channel, for correcting course on the business and for someday making an exit.

CES 2018: New Windows 10 PCs Try To Do Everything, Everywhere

A gallery of standout devices from this year's showcase.

2017 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: From Microsoft mega-events like Build and Ignite to smaller one- and two-day training sessions, we've got your 2017 conference schedule covered.

Microsoft's Menu of Indirect CSP Partners Gets Bigger

In the last few years, the number of Cloud Solution Provider Indirect Providers operating in the United States has jumped from just five to more than 14. Indirect Resellers have lots of choices, ranging from distys to LSPs to cloud distys to CSP specialists.

How Microsoft Partners Helped Customers Rebound After 2017 Storms

As monster hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey struck this summer and fall, Microsoft partners prepped their customers, helped them keep businesses running or emergency operations going, and continue to support them in the storms' aftermath.

Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in the Expanding Azure Ecosystem

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.

RCP Reader's Choice Awards 2017: The Year's Top Products for Microsoft Partners

The very best in each of 23 categories as chosen by the RCP audience.

Get To Know Microsoft's 'One Commercial Partner'

Microsoft upended its channel-facing corporate structure this year and unveiled major new engagement models and other programs for working with partners. In this special section, RCP describes and unpacks the myriad changes.